Scientists in the Field

Today is World Rhino Day!

If you’d like to read about the Sumatran rhinoceros and the Cincinnati Zoo’s successful but extremely challenging attempts to breed this very endangered species in captivity, please check out Emi and the Rhino Scientist, the first Scientists in the Field … Read more

Celebrate World Rhino Day!

September 22nd is World Rhino Day! Zoos, wildlife organizations, businesses, students, and concerned citizens around the world are getting the word out about the trouble these remarkable animals face in the wild. World Rhino Day’s theme says it all: Five Rhino Species … Read more

Elephant Scientist author, Caitlin O’Connell, talks about elephant families at TEDYouth Conference

  Written by Caitlin O’Connell: Given the current elephant poaching crisis in Africa, this is a time when elephants are most in need of our understanding and appreciation. When I was invited to give a talk for TEDYouth to middle … Read more

An update on Fearless the gorilla!

Readers met Fearless, a young lowland gorilla, in my book GORILLA DOCTORS. “Fearless” is a translation of his Rwandan name, Ntabwoba. Since being nursed back to health by the Gorilla Doctors, Ntabwoba has grown up into a fine young gorilla. … Read more

World Rhino Day Focuses On Poaching Crisis

An annual event meant to celebrate all things rhino, this year’s World Rhino Day had a worrisome tone. “Every single rhino is under threat of poaching at the moment,” said Barney Long of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). “This slaughter … Read more

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